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BazaCall Phishing Scammers Now Leveraging Google Forms for Deception

BazaCall Phishing Scammers Now Leveraging Google Forms for Deception

Dec 13, 2023 Cyber Threat / Phishing Attack
The threat actors behind the  BazaCall  call back phishing attacks have been observed leveraging Google Forms to lend the scheme a veneer of credibility. The method is an "attempt to elevate the perceived authenticity of the initial malicious emails," cybersecurity firm Abnormal Security  said  in a report published today. BazaCall  (aka BazarCall), which was  first observed  in late 2020 , refers to a series of phishing attacks in which email messages impersonating legitimate subscription notices are sent to targets, urging them to contact a support desk to dispute or cancel the plan, or risk getting charged anywhere between $50 to $500. By inducing a false sense of urgency, the attacker convinces the target over a phone call to grant them remote access capabilities using remote desktop software and ultimately establish persistence on the host under the guise of offering help to cancel the supposed subscription. Some of the popular services that are impersonated include
BazarCall Call Back Phishing Attacks Constantly Evolving Its Social Engineering Tactics

BazarCall Call Back Phishing Attacks Constantly Evolving Its Social Engineering Tactics

Oct 11, 2022
The operators behind the BazaCall call back phishing method have continued to evolve with updated social engineering tactics to deploy malware on targeted networks. The scheme eventually acts as an entry point to conduct financial fraud or facilitate the delivery of next-stage payloads such as ransomware, cybersecurity company Trellix  said  in a report published last week. Primary targets of the latest attack waves include the U.S., Canada, China, India, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, and the U.K. BazaCall , also called BazarCall, first gained popularity in 2020 for its novel approach of distributing the BazarBackdoor (aka BazarLoader) malware by manipulating potential victims into calling a phone number specified in decoy email messages. These email baits aim to create a false sense of urgency, informing the recipients about renewal of a trial subscription for, say, an antivirus service. The messages also urge them to contact their support desk to cancel the plan, or risk gett
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